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Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts
May 28, 2010 – 1:00 pm | 3 Comments
Regular teeth brushing linked to healthier hearts

People who don’t brush their teeth twice a day have an increased risk of heart disease, scientists said on Friday, adding scientific weight to 19th century theories about oral health and chronic disease. British researchers …

Green tea ‘may block lung cancer’
May 28, 2010 – 12:47 pm | No Comment
Green tea ‘may block lung cancer’

Drinking green tea may offer some protection against lung cancer, say experts who studied the disease at a medical university in Taiwan. The latest work in more than 500 people adds to growing evidence suggesting …

Hormones in U.S. Beef Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
May 26, 2010 – 1:46 pm | 4 Comments
Hormones in U.S. Beef Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Beef produced in the United States is heavily contaminated with natural or synthetic sex hormones, which are associated with an increased risk of reproductive and childhood cancers, warns Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, Chairman of the …

Did the Gardasil Vaccine Kill Jasmine Renata?
May 26, 2010 – 1:06 pm | No Comment
Did the Gardasil Vaccine Kill Jasmine Renata?

During a routine visit, Jasmine’s doctor persuaded her to get the Gardisil vaccine because it would help keep her safe from developing cervical cancer in the future. Jasmine received her first Gardisil vaccine in September …

Glaxo Is Testing Paxil on 7-Year-Olds Despite Well Known Suicide Risks
May 26, 2010 – 11:37 am | 9 Comments
Glaxo Is Testing Paxil on 7-Year-Olds Despite Well Known Suicide Risks

It was established years ago that Paxil carries a risk of suicide in children and teens, but GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has for the last 18 months been conducting a study of the antidepressant in kids as …

FDA: Some heartburn meds pose long-term fracture risk
May 26, 2010 – 11:05 am | No Comment
FDA: Some heartburn meds pose long-term fracture risk

Some heartburn medications could increase the risk of hip, wrist and spine fractures in high doses or with long-term use, the Food and Drug Administration warned. Such so-called proton pump inhibitors are used for the …

Daily Ginger Consumption Found To Ease Muscle Pain
May 26, 2010 – 10:52 am | No Comment
Daily Ginger Consumption Found To Ease Muscle Pain

For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that daily ginger …

CDC misled District residents about lead levels in water, House probe finds
May 25, 2010 – 4:33 pm | No Comment
CDC misled District residents about lead levels in water, House probe finds

The nation’s premier public health agency knowingly used flawed data to claim that high lead levels in the District’s drinking water did not pose a health risk to the public, a congressional investigation has found. …

Why You Don’t Want to Buy Organic Eggs at the Grocery Store
May 25, 2010 – 4:23 pm | One Comment
Why You Don’t Want to Buy Organic Eggs at the Grocery Store

Eggs from truly organic, free-range chickens are FAR less likely to contain dangerous bacteria such as salmonella, and their nutrient content is also much higher than commercially raised eggs. The dramatically superior nutrient levels are …

The yogurt cure: Probiotics are good for our digestion. But they can also combat flu, allergies and bad breath
May 25, 2010 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
The yogurt cure: Probiotics are good for our digestion. But they can also combat flu, allergies and bad breath

Most of us know something about the good bacteria (probiotics) in our stomachs, thanks to advertising. Two million of us now consume them in the form of drinks, yoghurts, powders and capsules. Science has come …